Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease – Final Medicare Coverage Policy

CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has released the final regulation to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with intermittent claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287). The effective date is the publication date of the rule: May 25, 2017.  Coding and payment information has not been released […]

AACVPR R2R Cardiac Rehab Bundles & Incentive Payment Video

Please see the great resource developed by AACVPR for affiliate organizations to educate our membership about the Cardiac rehab bundles and incentive payments.  It is AACVPR and NCCRA’s goal to provide all cardiac rehabilitation professionals with resources and tools to help you  prepare for the changes that will inevitably affect your programs.  

CMS Audits of Cardiac Rehab

Please be aware that Cardiac rehab has been chosen by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for medical review of claims data.   A small number of CR programs around the country, including some in NC, have already received letters requesting additional documentation (an “ADR”) on multiple claims for a selected number of CR patients with […]

2018 NCCRA Symposium Save the Date!

We have our dates set for next year’s symposium.  We hope that you mark your calendar for March 22-23rd 2018 and we’ll see you in Chapel Hill!

NCCRA Symposium  – Information Regarding CEUs

Many of you who attended the NCCRA Symposium in March are expecting CEUs from the Friday Center.  Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, there has been a delay in the process. The roster was submitted and approved on April 3rd.  The next step in the process is for those on the roster to receive an […]

New Exercise Discipline Chair

We are pleased to announce Angela Lanier with Iredell Memorial in Statesville has agreed to Chair the NCCRA Exercise Discipline committee. She will replace Jennifer Simmons who moves into the Mountain Region VP role.

NCCRA Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Please take a look at the NCCRA Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 and speak to your Board representatives if you have any questions. NCCRA Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Discipline Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all of our discipline chairs that facilitated our discipline meetings at Chapel Hill!  We appreciate all the information and support that you bring to our membership! 2017 NCCRA Exercise Discipline Meeting Minutes NCCRA Symposium Nutrition Discipline Minutes 2017 PULMONARY DISCIPLINE meeting 2017  

Are you ready?? Proposed Decision Memo for Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease and AACVPR PAD Toolkit

Is your rehabilitation program ready to accommodate this new subset of patients?  Maybe you need to consider renaming your cardiopulmonary rehab department  to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab? https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-proposed-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287 Unfamiliar with how to build an exercise program for vascular patients?  AACVPR has developed a wonderful resource for you to reference. pad-exercise-training-toolkit AACVPR

Please Encourage Your Patients and Community Members to Attend

At the upcoming symposium in Chapel Hill we will have a great speaker and presentation that is open to the community to help provide perspective to COPD prevalence and geographic location and to address the 2017 GOLD guidelines for people living with COPD. Grace Anne hopes to demonstrate the value of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and will […]